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Title: An exploratory study of how user-centric innovation is affecting the development of business model typologies for music industry stakeholders
Author: Gamble, Jordan Robert
ISNI:       0000 0004 5351 3993
Awarding Body: Ulster University
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2015
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Recent government statistics highlight an imbalance between the employment rate of the creative industries and its Gross Value Added contribution to the UK economy. This necessitates investigation in order to explore how creative industry organisations could potentially improve the efficiency of their creative/business outputs and generate more economic value for the creative and UK economies. This thesis therefore provides an exploratory examination of how user-centric innovation (UCI) is affecting the development of business model (BM) typologies for a critical area of the creative industries - music industry stakeholders. The thesis begins with a review of creative industry literature sources and a pilot study with four creative industry research expelis. The research context for the PhD study is explained and the research perspective is identified as BM innovations. The succeeding literature reviews reveal gaps in research/knowledge relating to the component relationships of BM typologies and ucr is identified as the research focus of the study. Additional literature reviews result in the development of a research framework for UCI and identify a lack of research within the context of music industry BM typologies relating to finance, marketing and production. The methodology of the study incorporates a three-stage, qualitative, semi-structured interview design that includes within-method data triangulation. Fifty seven interviews are conducted with senior managers of UCI music companies, artist management firms, live sector organisations and major record labels. A four-phase constant comparison analysis framework is developed to analyse the results. The subsequent analysis and conclusions provide new insights into the effects of UCI on the BM typologies of industry stakeholders, the crossover implications across these typologies and stakeholders, the approaches they are taking towards user-centric 8M typologies and what future adaptation strategies they should implement. Finally, implications of the findings to theory, knowledge, industry and policy are presented, and directions for future research are proposed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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